This is the story of our voyage to the Bahamas. It is a positive narrative; a testimonial to human kindness. We discovered the warmth and hospitality of the Bahamian people. We found a supportive community of fellow boaters. We visited small villages and beached our dinghy on uninhabited islands. We explored caves and snorkeled in a three dimensional underwater world. We stared back at iguanas. We coped with adverse weather, groundings, mechanical breakdowns, health worries, and a bout with the Gulf Stream.
What do an educator, a mechanic, a salesman, a housewife, an engineer, and an artist, have in common?
'The Voyage of Yankee Lady' tells the story of six very different sailors, all retired, who cruised three modest sailboats, on modest budgets, for three thousand miles along the Canadian and American waterways that surround New England. They found their way into almost ninety harbors and anchorages, watched the weather, coped with storms, solved mechanical problems, and viewed magnificent scenery.
Their encounters with whales, stops at rural fishing ports, and experiences with friendly Americans and Canadians will make you wish you were there. Anyone who dreams of retiring and going on adventures will enjoy their lively, exciting, and often funny experiences.
A long voyage is taken one day at a time. 'The Voyage of Yankee Lady' will inspire you to brave new waters and live to tell the tale!